runners

Chris Krall SJ and a Womble
This Sunday, 14 runners are taking on the challenge of the London Marathon for Jesuit Missions. The funds they raise will support young people struggling to survive in one of the most volatile regions in the world.Late in 2011, thousands fled extreme violence, attacks on civilians and destruction of property in the Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. They sought refuge in their newly-formed neighbour, South Sudan. But violence soon caught up with them. In 2013, civil war erupted in...
Nine members of the JM team including Paul Chitnis, (back left) and Christ Brolly nSJ, front right
The Jesuit Missions London Marathon runners had a great day on Sunday with all 24 completing the course.  This year the team was raising money for the JM Syria appeal which sends much needed medical supplies to the sick and injured in Homs and Damascus.Two ran in the famous Womble costumes, novice Jacques St Laurent in 5.12 and Benjamin Eckmans, who was persuaded to don the costume only the day before.  “ I missed not being able to see the great London landscape as I went around...
Two Jesuits studying in London are preparing to run the London Marathon on 13 April.  Each hopes to raise £2000 for Jesuit charities working with the poor.  Please sponsor them!“Oh how I would like a poor Church – and for the poor”  Pope Francis  I am Fr Khiet Pham SJ from Vietnam.  I am studying at the Institute of Education, University of London, and I belong to the Mount Street Jesuit Community in central London. I am running the marathon...